In a wholesale ecosystem, it is important that service providers of any size and scale can develop and take services to market rapidly over a robust infrastructure.

Our Wholesale Clear Channel solution is designed to do just that. It’s a clear-channel, carrier-grade Layer 1 connectivity for carriers, network service providers, Internet service providers, communication service providers and retailers.

Clear Channel is a dedicated link that enables you to provide point-to-point connectivity to any location within South Africa, and with submarine cable partners to diverse international points of presence. It’s built for speed-based performance, with high throughput and low latency of service.

A foundation for any connectivity service

Exceptional quality of services and connectivity

High capacity for high-demand services

Clear Channel provides connectivity over both protected and unprotected network infrastructure. The capacity and speed of our robust fibre-optic network make it ideal for global and local service providers looking for carrier-grade physical infrastructure, from network-to-network interface (NNI) connectivity to user network interface (UNI) connectivity. You can also extend your network reach with our industry-leading terrestrial and submarine partners domestically and internationally, including West Africa Cable System (WACS) and Seacom undersea cable.

Because bandwidth is reserved, Clear Channel offers an exceptionally high quality of service QoS. Low latency means better application performance, while high uptime ensures reliable connectivity, with your choice of resiliency and redundancy. Our architecture provides for diverse transport paths and immediate restoration in the case of outages. You can choose a protected service (we manage your failover risk) or unprotected service (you manage the failover risk).

Benefit from cost-effective protocol independence

Clear Channel enables you to deliver fast, high-availability services and applications using low-latency routes, latency guarantees, and a range of options for custom routing and network designs. It provides a physical-layer, capacity-based carrier service built for speed of delivery, high-volume bandwidth and throughput, and impressive geographical reach, all of which enable you to deliver your own services to your customers. It meets the need for a network that has the redundancy and resilience to accommodate high-capacity, high-demand services.

Thanks to its range of network speeds, Clear Channel enables you to right-size your network more effectively which unlocks cost savings. You can make more efficient use of bandwidth with increased reliability and carry more bandwidth with fewer network elements on a custom-built network solution. This, in turn, is easier to scale in line with your growing connectivity requirements in line with your available budget.

Secure, dedicated connectivity, with extensive network footprint

Point-to-point connectivity that drives innovation

Deliver innovative services anywhere

Our global network coverage enables you to connect to important points of presence such as carrier hotels, data centres, cable landing stations, mobile switching centres and cable headends. In addition, Clear Channel offers you a selection of routes for transferring traffic:

  • International connectivity (core backbone): Clear Channel enables NNI traffic transfer between different service providers, helping to reduce the cost of international connectivity. You also have the option to connect an Internet exchange to local data centres which have content and applications that reduce the need for international connectivity.
  • Metropolitan connectivity (middle mile): If you want to provision services in South Africa only, Clear Channel gives you connectivity options within defined metropolitan regions.
  • Local connectivity (last mile): Interconnect user network interfaces directly to defined broadband tail type services in local areas.

With multiple broadband access options, you can develop innovative, quality solutions that meet just about any requirements, from connecting your own points of presence or enabling large, multinational enterprises to providing bespoke services to clients in a particular region or even neighbourhood.

A choice of speeds and configurations

Whether it’s around the corner or across the globe, Clear Channel can support your network implementation and a flow of application-aware, communication, cloud and multimedia services, as well as the disaster recovery and business continuity your customers demand. We offer a range of speeds and configurations to help you make the most of your connectivity:

  • Metro and international speeds offered are STM1/4/16/64
  • National and international speeds offered are 10/40/100GbE,STM64,OTU2,OTU4
  • Other optical transfer network (OTN) speed options are: 1, 2, 2e, 3 and 4.

Multiple configurations are available as point-to-point from NNI to UNI. You also have a range of diversity, latency and custom routing options to choose from together with synchronous digital hierarchy interfaces at key Internet solutions points of presence.

High availability and 24/7 support

A secure and reliable best-effort solution

Network security and additional benefits

By using our Clear Channel solution you can rest assured that all data is transported over a private-line connection, making this a transparent and secure service. You also have options to protect or unprotect your network, and ensure the high availability and performance of the link state.

In addition to providing secure Layer 1 connectivity, Clear Channel also offers carrier-agnostic internetworking and end-to-end networking with carrier grade of service. You also benefit from the equipment, access, and point of presence (PoP) diversity that Clear Channel offers.

Maximum availability and ongoing support

In order to ensure speed-based performance with high throughput and low latency of service, Clear Channel comes with a standard, best-effort 99% service availability guarantee on our network. We have a range of monitoring tools specifically designed to keep track of fault notifications and ensure maximum availability, 24/7.

Together with our technical expertise and support, we have extensive project management experience and can consult with you on how to derive the greatest benefit from your solution.

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